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Start School "Write" Event - Accepting Donations

Dear Pennsbury Families, Staff, and Community,

On Monday, August 26, 2024, from 2:00 - 6:00 PMPennsbury School District will be hosting our annual Starting School “Write” open house at Village Park Elementary School. The school is located at 75 Unity Drive, Levittown. This is part of our "Returning to School with Equity in Mind" initiative. The goal is to help all children in our district have access to necessities in order to have a strong start to the school year.


All Pennsbury School District families who would benefit from assistance are invited to this event for FREE back-to-school haircuts by professional hairdressers and barbers, backpacks, lunch boxes, and other school supplies.


Community members can donate money or new school supplies to this great event to support our K-12 Pennsbury students. We believe that with the help of everyone in our community, we can show support for those most in need. Individuals interested in donating money should contact Keller Arnold from Pennsbury Kids at


Donation boxes will be located at each school through the end of the school year. Donations can also be delivered to Village Park Elementary School at 75 Unity Drive, Levittown. We will be collecting the following items:


Supplies needed: pencils pens, crayons, scissors, glue sticks, rulers, markers, pencil boxes, notebooks, loose leaf paper, highlighters, folders, binders, headphones/earbuds, TI84 Calculators, post-it notes, index cards (3X5)


We are also accepting new backpacks, drawstring bags, lunch boxes, reusable water bottles, new clothing, shoes (sneakers)


Food pantry items: canned goods and other non-perishable food items, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, soap and deodorant


Laurie A. Ruffing

Director of Student Services, School and Community Engagement